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Welcome to School Leaders Scotland

75% of Scottish secondary school leaders and counting are members. Representation in over 90% of schools in Scotland. Outstanding advice, support, information and training for the Scottish School Leaders community.

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Welcome to School Leaders Scotland

Providing outstanding services and support to school leadership and school leaders across Scotland since 1936.

SLS Benefits

SLS is the leadership organisation for Secondary Schools in Scotland. Now representing HTs, DHTs, Faculty Heads/PTs and Bursars/Business Managers, Private and Public Sector.

  • 24 hour turnaround for legal and professional advice and support specific to school leaders
  • Preferential access to high quality Professional Learning 
  • Network of professional support and advice across the country
  • Represented in over 90% of Scottish Secondary Schools and all authorities in Scotland
  • Fully affiliated to ASCL (Association of School and Colleges Leaders) and all their services and benefits
  • A voice in national education policy including representation on all national education bodies.

Increasingly members are realising the importance of being in the association that speaks exclusively for secondary school leaders. As a school leader you need information that’s relevant to your role as a senior leader. As a result more and more leaders are joining SLS and benefiting from our support.

SLS Benefits

SLS is the leadership organisation for Secondary Schools in Scotland. Now representing HTs, DHTs, Faculty Heads,/PTs and Bursars/Business Managers, Private and Public Sector.

  • 24 hour turnaround for legal and professional advice and support specific to school leaders
  • Preferential access to high quality Professional Learning 
  • Network of professional support and advice across the country
  • Represented in over 90% of Scottish Secondary Schools and all authorities in Scotland
  • Fully affiliated to ASCL (Association of School and Colleges Leaders) and all their services and benefits
  • A voice in national education policy including representation on all national education bodies.

Increasingly members are realising the importance of being in the association that speaks exclusively for secondary school leaders. As a school leader you need information that’s relevant to your role as a senior leader. As a result more and more leaders are joining SLS and benefiting from our support.

SLS Engagement

SLS represents the interests of Secondary School Leaders. The association puts forward the views of those who LEAD and so influences decision making at local and national level. You can view what the SLS Team do in representing members by accessing their diaries.

School Leaders Scotland Premier Partners

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Years supporting school leaders in Scotland
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of Scottish secondary headteachers are members
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Representation in schools in Scotland
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Join now and enjoy HALF PRICE FEES until 31 DECEMBER 2024

Depute Headteacher

£ 14.30

Per Month until end December 2024
  • Professional development courses
  • Events & conferences
  • Exceptional help & advice
  • Access to Field Officer and General Secretary
  • Access to first class legal advice & support
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Faculty Head/Principal Teachers/Business Managers/BursarsMost Popular

£ 10.55

Per Month until end of December 2024
  • Professional development courses
  • Events & conferences
  • Exceptional help & advice
  • Access to Field Officer and General Secretary
  • Access to first class legal advice & support
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Headteachers

£ 18.50

Per Month until end of December 2024
  • Professional development courses
  • Events & conferences
  • Exceptional help & advice
  • Access to Field Officer and General Secretary
  • Access to first class legal advice & support
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Professional Learning Events

New Events announced – all by Webinar

A wide range of professional learning events developed to meet the needs of school management teams across Scotland.  All Professional Learning events are open to members and non members.

Embracing MESSY Leadership - see below for booking procedure
Starts On:
April 25, 2024
4:00 pm
Ends On:
April 25, 2024
5:30 pm
Event Information

The uncommon sense of MESSY leadership and why striving to be the ‘perfect school leader’ may not be helping you.

 

School leadership is changing. Head teachers are leading in increasingly complex and uncertain environments and needing to draw on adaptive leadership expertise and collaborative approaches.

 

Global educational leadership experts, BTS Spark, conducted research during the pandemic to identify the characteristics of school leaders who were thriving despite huge uncertainties. The results described a radically different type of school leadership, ‘MESSY leadership’.

 

In this webinar, Denise Barrows, Head of BTS Spark, UK and Jean Crawford, BTS Spark Coach and Facilitator, will share key insights including the top nine challenges that education leaders are grappling with and seeking coaching support on. They will reveal the ‘uncommon sense of MESSY leadership’ – turning on its head old doctrine on what ‘effective school leadership’ entails. And they will offer some practical strategies for school leaders to trial as they free themselves up to embrace the wonderful ‘messiness’ of school leadership. Further information attached.

 

 This event is open to both members and non-members.

 

Cost of attending: £40

 

MESSY Leadership - to register click here

Taking Agile Leadership to Improvement Planning - see below for booking procedure
Starts On:
May 01, 2024
4:00 pm
Ends On:
May 01, 2024
5:00 pm
Event Information

At this point in the school session when attention is turned to reviewing the progress made throughout the current session and planning for the next, we hear from school leaders who are taking an ‘Agile Leadership' approach to school improvement planning.

We are delighted to be joined at this event by George Docherty (Headteacher at Marr College, Troon), Kenny Bell (PT Guidance at Marr College, Troon) and Derek Paterson (Depute Headteacher at Larbert High School) who will talk about the impact that Agile Leadership is having on planning for improvement in their school communities.

Join us to find out more about the approaches being taken.

 

Taking an Agile Leadership approach to improvement planning: To register click here

 

This event is open to both members and non-members.

 

Leader as Coach - Middle Leaders & Business Managers CANCELLED
Starts On:
May 07, 2024
9:30 am
Ends On:
May 07, 2024
3:30 pm
Event Information

EVENT CANCELLED - NEW DATE TO BE ANNOUNCED

In partnership with BTS Spark, we are delighted to offer full day, in-person Leader as Coach workshops.

 

The focus will be on integrating a coaching approach as a core leadership capability to support everyday powerful conversations as well as more formal performance reviews.

 

THIS IS AN IN PERSON EVENT AT MURRAYSHALL HOTEL, SCONE, PERTHSHIRE 

Capacity is set at 25 for each of the workshops and early registration is advised.

 

This event is open to both members and non-members.

Cost of attending: £120

Lunch and refreshments provided.

 

Accommodation can be arranged at a reduced rate subject to availability.

Good Practice in Key Quality Indicators QI 1.3 see below for booking procedure
Starts On:
May 09, 2024
4:00 pm
Ends On:
May 09, 2024
5:30 pm
Event Information

Join us at this event as we hear from Patricia Watson, Strategic Director – Education Scotland, Guch Dillon and David Drysdale (HMIE Secondary Leads), and senior leaders from schools across the country about good practice identified during inspection activities in the key Quality Indicators from How Good is Our School?

Senior leaders from the following schools will present at the individual events:

QI 1.3

Deans Community High School, West Lothian

Queen Victoria School, Dunblane

This event is open to both members and non-members.

Member/Non-member: £40 per session/£140 to attend all four sessions

To Book click on the following 

Good Practice in Key Quality Indicators QI1.3 - register here

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